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US Chicago sees 9 straight days of snowfall, matching record

23:31  12 february  2018
23:31  12 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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CHICAGO — Chicago logged a record -tying ninth consecutive day with measurable snowfall on Sunday, equaling similar nine - day runs from Jan. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Chicago sees 9 straight days of snowfall

Satellite image showing snow cover over Chicago and much of the surrounding Great Lakes region. (NOAA). Flakes started flying in Chicago on Feb. By Sunday, Feb. 11, 18.3 inches of snow had piled up, and measurable snow had fallen on nine straight days . This streak tied the Windy City ’s

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The long siege of snow set records in parts of the Midwest. Just one year ago, Chicago didn't have much as an inch of snow on the ground in January or February. Numerous cities in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes picked up snow for over a week straight .

CHICAGO — Chicago logged a record -tying ninth consecutive day with measurable snowfall on Sunday, equaling similar nine - day runs from Jan. No snow is expected Monday, so the record should not be broken. The past week has watched as the snowfall deficit has been overtaken by a

It has.

It has actually been nine days with "measurable amounts" of snow in Chicago, which, the National Weather Service explains, means 0.1 inches or more. That ties a record and marks just the third time it has happened since the agency began keeping records in 1885, said Stephen Rodriguez, a meteorologist.

The weather service issued a winter weather advisory Saturday night and by noon Sunday, another 4 inches of snow blanketed the Chicago area, spurring travel warnings on the snow-covered roads. Most of the area awoke to find roads and sidewalks they had already painstakingly cleared, repeatedly, in need of yet another round of shoveling.

Rodriguez said the efforts may be the last for a while.

"No, we're not going to break the record," he said, adding that no snow is expected Monday.

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After another 3 inches of snow fell on the Chicago area between Saturday night and Sunday morning, National Weather Service notes that the 9 - day streak of measurable snowfall tied an area record . Chicago Tribune 160d ago. Feel like it's been snowing for a week straight ?

Rockford, IL also experienced nine straight days with measurable snow from February 3-11, 2018, which breaks the record of 7 days Rockford saw 60% of its winter snowfall up to that point during February 3-11. NWS Chicago CWA snowfall during the most active part of the week, February 8-11.

Officials had measured 4.3 inches of snow between midnight Saturday and noon Sunday. But that should be it for a while, Rodriguez said.

By nightfall, temperatures around the area were expected to drop significantly from the mid-20s to single digits downtown, and 0 or subzero temperatures in the suburbs to the north, west, and south, he said.

The record ties another nine-day snow pummeling from Jan. 6 to Jan. 14 in 2009, which was the first time in more than a century that there had been measurable snow for so many days. The previous occurrence was in 1902, Rodriguez said.

The snow in the past nine days represents 65 percent of the season's snowfall so far, according to the weather service. Snowfall totals were well below average until this week, but since Feb. 2, the total snowfall at O'Hare for the 2017-2018 season has gone from 10 inches to 28.3 inches as of Sunday, according to the weather service.

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Chicago gets snow more often than most places in Illinois. But most days with snowfall in Chicago result in just a skiff of less than an inch left on the ground. Snow mostly accumulates during January. Typically, on six days in January and another five in February, the snow covering Chicago gets to

Chicago has recorded measurable snowfall every day since Feb. Hey # Chicago , does it feel like it is snowing every single day lately?? Well, it has and accumulated for the past NINE straight ! This ties a record for the longest stretch of consecutive days with measurable snow for The Windy City !

Friday's winter storm dumped at least 6 inches across much of the city and suburbs and resulted in mass school closings, dozens of crashes and at least 1,000 flights canceled.

Chicago police reported a fatal traffic crash about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. It wasn't immediately clear whether the crash was related to driving conditions, officials said.

A 27-year-old man driving in the 4200 block of West Division Street in West Humboldt Park, according to police. His vehicle struck a traffic pole and he was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries, police said. The man's name had not been released as of Sunday evening.

The crash was under investigation, authorities said.

The snow and cold weather also led to some cancellations at both O'Hare and Midway airport. As of just before 10 p.m. there had been 235 canceled flights at O'Hare and 264 canceled flights at Midway.

All Southwest Airlines flights were canceled because of a lack of de-icing fluid, according to the airline.

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